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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Great Atenas Wed-In

On Sunday, February 14, 2016, over 71 couples remarried in the central park of Atenas, Costa Rica. Lance and myself were one of those couples. Why? This link explains it all. There is a great deal of information on this site, so scroll all the way down to get the entire story.

It was a beautiful day - breezy, sunny and quite warm. We met up with our friends Diane and John, who were also remarrying.

Lance and myself, before the ceremonies.

The ceremony went surprisingly quickly and smoothly, considering how many couples were getting remarried. This was all due to the skilled organization of Rafael Valverde and associates at Outlier Legal Services, Pat and John Wegner, and David and Norma Jean Manheimer (witnesses).

The service was very nice, starting with a welcome statement and consecration by Rafael, followed by an exchange of vows (exchanged in unison by all couples), individual couple's declaration of intent, pronouncement of husband and wife, and then our attorney presented all the newly married couples to the public.

Each couple received a keepsake marriage certificate. The authentic certificates will be available at the Registro Nacional in due course.

For our wedding luncheon, we went to POPS Ice Cream, across from the central park!

Professional photographs were taken by Melissa Michaud, Bebecitos Fotos and will be available next week at which time I will post our photos in this blog.

Here are some more links to the Atenas Wed-In:

Tico Times

A.M. Costa Rica


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Scruffy and Barney

We are house, dog and cat sitting for a week at our neighbors. Every morning, we take Scruffy the dog and Barney the cat for their morning constitutional walks here in Vista Atenas, Atenas, Costa Rica.

Here is a video I made of one of our morning walks.